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Ky. Consular Center celebrates 17th anniversary

When the Kentucky Consular Center first opened in Williamsburg on Oct. 25, 2000, it employed 45 people to administer the U.S. Diversity Visa program. At the time, roughly half of the building, which is located off US25W near Exit 15, was filed with boxes of visa applications that...
Posted On 01 Nov 2017

Following nationwide search, Baptist Health names new CEO; will assume new job Dec. 4

The chief operating officer (COO) of Wisconsin’s largest private employer and healthcare system has been named CEO of Baptist Health following a nationwide search. Gerard “Ger” Colman will assume his new role with Baptist Health on Monday, Dec. 4. The COO for the Aurora Health...

Barbourville Health and Rehab wins Bronze ‘Commitment to Quality’ Award

The Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities (KAHCF) is pleased to announce that Barbourville Health and Rehab is among six long-term and post-acute care members across Kentucky were recognized with a 2017 Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award by the American Health...

Hourigan elected as 2018 President of KCFA

Tom Hourigan, President & CEO of First Financial Credit of Lexington, has been elected the 2018 President of the Kentucky Consumer Finance Association (KCFA). Mr. Hourigan has been a KCFA Advisory Board Member for the last 10 years, and President & CEO of First Financial...

Attracting more federal jobs to Eastern Kentucky

U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) and the Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corporation (SKED) hosted the Supplier Education and Economic Development (SEED) Defense Contracting Symposium Thursday at the Corbin Center to help educate local employers about how...
Posted On 25 Oct 2017

Attorney General Beshear addresses retirees, visits SEKRI Corbin facility

Last Wednesday morning, Gov. Matt Bevin, Senate President Robert Stivers and House Speaker Jeff Hoover unveiled their “Keeping the Promise” – a comprehensive plan to save Kentucky’s ailing public pension system. The pension reform proposal outline includes no change to full...
Posted On 25 Oct 2017

Somerset liquor store owner may be making bid to buy Corbin Liquor King

Liquor King in Corbin may soon be under new ownership. A Somerset liquor store owner is apparently trying to buy Liquor King in Corbin. Kuldep Patel has filed a notice of intent to apply for a license to sell package beer and liquor, doing business as “Liquor King.” You need to...

Forcht Group founder featured in book about Kentucky entrepreneurs

Forcht Group of Kentucky founder and President Terry Forcht is one of 20 entrepreneurs from the Bluegrass State featured in a new book written and compiled by the co-founder of a business and technology incubator in downtown Lexington. Luke Murray said he wrote “Unbridled Spirit:...

Gov. Matt Bevin joins officials for Smart Wood ribbon cutting ceremony in Corbin

A family-owned French company that manufactures ice-cream and coffee-stir sticks will be the latest firm to open a manufacturing facility in the Southeast Kentucky Regional Business Park in Corbin — a 90-job, $15 million operation capable of producing up to two billion of the...

You and Me, Coffee and Tea offering its own line of teas

You and Me, Coffee and Tea is getting its own line of tea. Owner Andy Salmons announced that the 10 varieties of loose-leaf tea would be unveiled at a special event Saturday at the Main Street location. Salmons said he and his employees tasted more than 140 varieties of tea to...